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Poster: The_Emperor_Of_Television Date: May 21, 2012 4:44am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Only one episode survives of "Mary Kay and Johnny" (1947-1950), the first United States television sitcom

Here's a description of the sole surviving episode: "Mary Kay buys a whisk broom from "Eager Beaver" salesman Mr. Gardner. Although Johnny berates Mary Kay for her lack of "sales resistance," he is less than stalwart when Gardner returns with the Jim Dandy vacuum cleaner with multiple attachments."

The preceding description was "borrowed" from the Paley Center for Media website.

The episode aired June 13, 1949 at 7:15PM on NBC.

The first television sitcom in the world was a British series called "Pinwright's Progress" which has no surviving episodes at all (it aired in 1946, at a time when the ability to record live TV did not exist).

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2012-05-21 11:44:48

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Poster: LordOfTheExacto Date: May 21, 2012 10:10am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Only one episode survives of 'Mary Kay and Johnny' (1947-1950), the first United States television sitcom

I don't suppose it's uploadable, is it?

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Poster: The_Emperor_Of_Television Date: May 21, 2012 11:41am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Only one episode survives of 'Mary Kay and Johnny' (1947-1950), the first United States television sitcom

If anyone has it, yes.

I keep searching, searching, but never can find it....


I can watch "Manos: The Hands of Fate", but not the first US TV sitcom. This is why the world sucks.